Category Archives: Chadwick Street

Glimpses. 55 Bowdoin Street

Built in 1911 for Harrison and Helen Holt.

Design by John Calvin & John Howard Stevens

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Aurelius S Hinds. The story of a country boy who made good.

In my post about the converted garage at 99 Chadwick Street, I noted it was originally built for Aurelius Hinds. In doing a bit of research on Mr Hinds at that time, I realized his story was worth telling as it traces a period of growth in the city of Portland both physically and economically. His presence is felt through the buildings he left behind. One in a fashionable, then and now, section of town and the other a landmark on one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. Here is a bit more of his story. Continue reading

Glimpses. 99 Chadwick Street


Originally a garage for Aurelius S Hinds. A successful druggist and business man.  At some point it was converted to a home. The details of the street facades and gardens are wonderful.

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West End Walks. 53 Chadwick Street. A visitor from jolly old England

After the turn of the century, the West End became increasingly popular and increasingly filled with an eclectic mix of styles. Our subject is a rare example of the Tudor Revival style.

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West End Walks. Carriage houses & garages.

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159 Pine Street

An area of architectural design little contemplated in modern times but long an interest of mine. Style and quality ranges from bland to utilitarian to high style.

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